How to dress according to your favourite festive tipple

If we asked you what’s your favourite thing about Christmas, we’d hazard a guess you probably wouldn’t say the clothes. But you might, we surmise, say the ample opportunities for a beverage. As Christmas will invariably involve drinking – and presumably wearing clothes – we thought we’d combine the two into a tipple-based guide on how to get dressed this Christmas Day. Bottoms up, or on for that matter…

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Glasses of gin and tonic surrounded by ice and limes


Champagne


When one thinks of a champagne drinker, a certain type automatically springs to mind. You know, the suave by nature kind. The good news? Everyone can channel some of that sophistication even if you’re not naturally so smooth. First, get yourself a grey suit jacket – satiny or a heritage-inspired check. Second, pair that with a simple white tee and thick, neutral chinos. Alternatively, nab yourself a cream turtleneck in a swooningly soft fabric like cashmere. Throw on a wool overcoat over the top (full marks if it’s camel or taupe) and again team with thick, muted colour trousers. If champagne says sophisticated, this outfit says best in class.


Gin


The hero of the contemporary drinks stash, if a weekly itinerary doesn’t include gin at some point, we’re worried. To us, gin means modern and understated. At the same time you reach for your Icelandic gin, reach for a longline, slouchy coat – a cocoon shape and a chalky charcoal hue. Combine this with a white shirt, simple pull-over and herringbone trousers cut above the ankle. Pair with gin’s favourite partner in crime – the white trainer. Crisp and clean, they’re like G&T itself.

Glass of whisky being poured


Whisky


Whisky and winter are a little bit synonymous. Evenings by the fire, hip flasks prepped for the all-nighter festival, whiskey’s got kind of old-fashioned, kind of contemporary vibes. If it’s your spirit, we whole-heartedly put forward the plaid shirt as your festive outfit hero. Wear it modern by leaving it open, layered on top of a tee with a black jeans (potentially ripped) and trainers. Wear it a little bit preppy, buttoned right up to the top with mid-wash jeans or wear it classic, loosely done up with rugged boots. Add your dram of whisky and voila.


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Enjoying the holidays with none of the aftermath? We’re there. With so many achingly cool, zero-alcohol tipples at our fingertips, 2018 could be the year we do Dry December with gleeful enthusiasm. If you’re making the bold, trend-setting move, we rate a similarly hipster look. A chunky knit (make it mustard, perhaps?) in an oversized fit, teamed with chinos rolled up and a heritage boot-shoe hybrid says cool without a care. Equally a parka, a beanie and all those street-turned-staple essentials will look suitably fitting. Friends will applaud your noble life choice and praise your on-point wardrobe too.

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